National Informatics Centre’s tele – CME for peripheral doctors
Dash, Shefali S and Pandita, Naina (2005) National Informatics Centre’s tele – CME for peripheral doctors. In: The Indian Conference on Medical Informatics and Telemedicine 2005, 27 Feb - 01 Mar 2005, Kharagpur, West Bengal, India.
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Continuing Medical Education (CME) plays a vital role in knowledge up gradation and when medical professionals are located in remote areas of the country, and then it becomes vital for them to somehow participate in these programmes. The Northeastern part of the country has many prestigious institutions with a large number of specialists catering to the health care of the common man. Participating in CMEs becomes a difficult task with poor or average telecommunication networks. National Informatics Centre’s network, NICNET reaches the far and remote areas of the country thus solving the problem of telecommunications. Using NICNET CME programmes were launched for doctors in the North East and Sikkim under its Community Information Centre (CIC) programme. Using the videoconference facilities available, NIC has conducted several such sessions wherein specialists are invited to deliver a lecture on a specific topic for the benefit of doctors in these State capitals. In addition, the specialists’ lectures are being broadcast to 483 CICs in all the North Eastern states and Sikkim. Doctors from Uttranchal and Lakshwadeep also benefit from these programmes. This way doctors in the remotest areas are able to benefit from these Tele-CME programmes.
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